Postgraduate

Education

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    Pregnancy, poverty and persistence: A postgraduate study reality check

    29 November 2016

    Shiftworking postgraduate students falling asleep at the wheel and queries about breastfeeding on block courses. Dr MARK JONES* recently had his eyes opened to the constant and complex juggle that is postgraduate study when he temporarily filled the shoes of his nursing school's postgraduate programmes director.

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    Snapshot survey shows nurses missing out

    3 October 2016

    About 30 per cent of postgraduate nursing students are self-funding their studies a snapshot survey has revealed.

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    NP training scheme gets funding for another year

    2 August 2016

    News of a funding extension for a pilot nurse practitioner training programme is being welcomed as another sign of the NP movement gaining momentum.

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    Passing of nursing education pioneer

    19 May 2016

    Dr Judith Christensen, one of the pioneers of New Zealand nursing education, died this week aged 73. She was New Zealand's first nurse to gain a PhD in nursing and back in 1973 was the founder of one of the country's first nursing schools based outside of a hospital.

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    New voice for Pacific nurses

    14 April 2016

    Helping strengthen the voice of Pacific nurses in New Zealand is one aim of the new Pan Pacific Nurses Association launched last night in Auckland.

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    Kiwi nursing schools make top world rankings

    23 March 2016

    Nursing schools worldwide have been ranked for the first time in a global university survey with two New Zealand university schools making the top 100.

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    NP training pilot oversubscribed

    5 November 2015

    Nearly 50 would-be nurse practitioners have applied for just 20 places in the first dedicated NP training programme.

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    Top nurses honoured by NZNO

    16 September 2015

    A Christchurch women's health nurse inspired by her mother's cancer death and a nursing professor specialising in interprofessional practice and perioperative care have received NZNO's top award.

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    Stalled nurse endoscopy training to make fresh start

    18 August 2015

    A second attempt to get nurse endoscopy training underway – to help boost the colonoscopy workforce prior to introducing  national bowel cancer screening – is set to start in 2016. An attempt at fast tracking nurse endoscopist training was announced in mid-2014 by then Health Minister Tony Ryall. Training was due to start early 2015 but was stalled and recently a second start date was set for 2016.

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    NP training programme gets green light

    30 July 2015

    The long awaited go-ahead has been given to piloting a dedicated training programme for 20 would-be nurse practitioners in 2016.

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    "Curiouser and curiouser": Is it time for a fresh look at the NP role?

    9 March 2015

    OPINION: The perpetually curious ANDY McLACHLAN (an Auckland cardiology NP) wonders about sharks in swimming pools and whether it may be time for a fresh look at the nurse practitioner role

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    Broader NP scope out for consultation

    10 December 2014

    Nurse practitioners could better evolve their practice to meet community needs if a proposed generic scope of practice goes ahead, says Nurse Practitioners New Zealand chair Jane Jeffcoat.

October 2016 Vol. 16 (5)

August 2016 Vol. 16 (4)

June 2016 Vol. 16 (3)

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    Q & A with Professor Annette Huntington

    Professor Annette Huntington has chaired the Nursing Council and is currently deputy chair of the Australasian university nursing schools' body and head of Massey University's School of Nursing. Find out more about the former Plunket nurse's career and her favourite tipple when eating fish and chips with family and friends.

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    RN Prescribing just months away

    The nursing sector has its collective fingers crossed that it is only months away from nurse prescribing being opened up to more than just nurse practitioners and diabetes nurse specialists, including nurses working in other long-term conditions. Nursing Review reports.

April 2016 Vol 16 (2)

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    Nurse researchers: creating a force for change

    This year’s theme for International Nurses Day is ‘Nurses: A force for change’. Florence Nightingale was just such a force, using statistics and data to challenge practice and develop health policy. We talk to some nurse researchers about the motivation and goals of nurse research, background some researchers’ career paths and share some tips and advice for those who may wish to follow.

December 2015 Vol 15 (6)

August 2015 Vol 15 (4)

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    Career path: nursing school lecturer and researcher

    The eye is small and should be ‘pretty easy to learn’ thought ELISSA McDONALD but, an ophthalmology PhD later, the now nursing school lecturer knows how wrong she was.

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    Career path: clinical nurse specialist on NP pathway (private surgical hospital)

    Nursing mentors have been instrumental in helping clinical nurse specialist JESSICA ONGLEY along her career path towards her ultimate goal of becoming a nurse practitioner.

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    Libraries: informing nurses anytime, anywhere

    What do today’s modern libraries offer nurses who walk through their doors or, more frequently, login online? FIONA CASSIE talks to district health board librarians VIV KERR and PETER MURGATROYD.

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    Graduate incomes: How nursing stacks up… and falls down

    How does a young nurse’s income stack up against those of his or her peers who become teachers or lawyers? Do we lose more young nurses overseas than other professions? Why does the average income of nurse graduates plateau and fall after five years? FIONA CASSIE reports on two Ministry of Education studies about young graduates’ incomes and destinations.

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    Postgraduate funding steady for 2016

    It is now around eight years since funding for postgraduate nursing study was decentralised to district health boards.

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    Nurses unconvinced by positive PA evaluation

    A positive evaluation of a Health Workforce New Zealand-funded physician assistant (PA) pilot in primary health has been released. HWNZ has no plans to take further steps to initiate a PA training programme but more US-trained PAs are being sought by practices and an application for regulation of the role is in the pipeline. FIONA CASSIE reports.

  • NETP: a decade of growth

    Ten years after introduction, nursing entry to practice (NETP) programmes are now seen as the established norm but demand for places outstrips jobs available. FIONA CASSIE reflects on a decade of NETP and talks to nurses about the very first NETP intakes.

June 2015 Vol 15 (3)

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    Research focus on Ageing Well

    Nursing-led research projects are being recommended for a share of the $14.6 million Ageing Well research challenge launched earlier this year.

August 2014 Vol 14 (4)

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    Postgraduate Nursing Funding for 2015

    Health Workforce New Zealand was yet to set the funding pool and priorities for government-funded postgraduate nursing study as Nursing Review went to press.

June 2014 Vol 14 (3)

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    NEWS BRIEFS

    "India NZ’s biggest migrant nurse source""Sharp drop in NZ nurses crossing Tasman" "Record new graduate nurses registered" "NNO vision for 100% graduate nurse employment by 2018"

November 2013 Vol 13 (7)

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    Q&A with Dr Kathy Holloway

    Find out what three wishes Kathy Holloway would ask the fairy godmother of nursing to grant and why she would like more hours in the day.

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    Preceptorship: a ‘three-way’ relationship

    Is preceptorship working well for nurses, students and tutors? DAVID MITCHELL’s* reports on his research team’s work looking at preceptorshop of nursing students from the view of all three parties involved.

September 2013 Vol 13 (6)

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    Role-play winning teaching formula

    Turning science into stories and mini-dramas has won Unitec nursing school science lecturer Sue White a Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award for 2013. FIONA CASSIE talks to her about science, storytelling, and helping nursing students discover the scientist within.

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    Postgraduate funding for 2014 unknown

    An announcement is expected soon about the funding and priorities for nurse postgraduate study in 2014 – and possibly, change is afoot.

April 2013 Vol 13 (4)

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    Nursing researchers score higher

    Investing in nursing research appears to have paid dividends with the country’s nursing scholars stepping up a notch in the latest research quality rankings.

November 2012

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    International lessons on nurse education

    KATHY HOLLOWAY and BRONWYN HEDGECOCK report back on some of the themes and findings presented at the Fourth International Nurse Education Conference (NETNEP 2012) held recently in Baltimore, USA.

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    HWNZ: getting to the hub of the matter

    Regional training hubs − what are they, and what role will they play in new graduate and postgraduate nurse education?

September 2012

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    Keeping it real simulation in education

    Mannequins can now convulse, blink, pee, sweat and respond to intravenous drugs. FIONA CASSIE finds out more about simulation – both low-tech and high-fidelity.

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    Starship simulation – high fidelity and child actors

    A busload of kids draped in bandages hop and stumble into Starship, some crying, some not. And probably some giggling, as the “injured” are not accident victims but students of a local school roleplaying to test Starship emergency department’s contingency plans.

May 2010

February 2010